The Uncommon Man

March 22, 2006

Men Are More Prone To Injury When Mad

A study finds that men are more prone to being injured when they are angry (another study that confirms the obvious):

If men described themselves as being hostile, angry or mad at themselves, their risk of injury doubled. Vinson estimated that at least 10 percent of emergency room cases could be avoided if people did not take action when they were angry.

It is interesting that this isn't the case for women. Why the difference? The study did not delve into that. I suspect that it's because women are more likely to talk through their anger with someone, while men are more likely to bottle it up or expend their anger through action.

via Missouri University News - Men More Prone To Maladies When Mad

Posted by Russell at March 22, 2006 08:48 AM

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